Clintons running as far as they can from the taint of Weiner.
Former President Bill Clinton said his feelings on the 2013 New York City mayoral race are personal and that he and Hillary Clinton won’t have any involvement in the election.
Clinton was asked by CNN’s Nima Elbagir whether, because of his personal connection with disgraced candidate Anthony Weiner and his wife, Huma Abedin, the campaign has been difficult to watch.
“Not because it’s a political campaign, because neither Hillary or I was ever involved in the political campaign,” Clinton said. “And they understood that from the beginning.”
Clinton said that there are too many candidates in the race who have been former supporters of his or of Hillary during her runs for Senate and the White House.
“We are a hundred miles from that race, and everyone understands that we are not going to be involved as long as our personal friends and people whom we feel obligations are involved,” he said.
Clinton added that his feelings are “all personal and since they are, I shouldn’t talk about them.”